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​National Immigrants Day​ 2022: History, Activities, Quotes

Every year on October 28, National Immigrants Day gives us an opportunity to consider exactly how exceptional that distinction is among the 195 sovereign states around the globe. The United States of America is renowned as the world’s melting pot. As Americans, we cherish the contributions immigrants from all over the world make to the rich diversity of cultures, customs, and traditions in our country and are proud of our long heritage of embracing them.

When is National Immigrants Day?

Every year on October 28, National Immigrants Day gives us an opportunity to consider how singular among the 195 independent countries in the world that claim to be the melting pot, the United States of America, really is.

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​National Immigrants Day History

National Immigrants Day highlights the distinctive history of the numerous cultures that currently make up the American people while celebrating the “melting pot” that is the United States. The United States, which has more immigrants than any other country, is a place where those who want to start over have typically been welcomed with open arms.

Most people don’t have to go very far back in their family tree of parents or grandparents to locate someone who began their lives anew in the USA because there are more than 45 million immigrants or 14% of the population.

The 19th century saw a large influx of immigrants after the United States gained independence in 1776, including many Asians who were drawn to the west coast by gold discoveries and many Irish who were forced from their homes by famine. Of course, another reason for immigration was the persecution of Jews in Eastern Europe.

National Immigrants Day honours people whose ancestors may have originated abroad but who have made a solid living in the United States of America. So let’s cheer, salute, or offer our congratulations to the immigrants who make up today’s American population.

​National Immigrants Day Activities

Take part in a variety of celebrations and activities on National Immigrants Day, which may include some of the following:

Investigate Your Family History

It might be interesting to learn exactly when and where your own family landed in its current location as immigrants if you can trace your family tree back several generations. On National Immigrants Day, you should head to the library or go online to look up your family’s history. You could learn something intriguing and unexpected in the process.

A trip to New York City

More than 12 million immigrants have arrived at Ellis Island over the years, making it the most popular port where immigrants, primarily those from Europe, have boarded ships to enter the United States. Ellis Island served as a legitimate federal immigration hub for more than 60 years, beginning operations in 1892 and closing its doors in 1954.

The Ellis Island Immigration Museum is worthwhile a visit even though it’s no longer in use as an immigration facility to learn more about the people who first settled there and how life was back then.
Don’t forget to visit other attractions while you’re in New York, some of which may feature historical representations of various immigrant populations. This could involve going to Woodlawn’s Little Ireland as well as Chinatown, Little Italy, Little Poland, Koreatown, and Little India. These small communities offer insight into the distinct and fascinating subculture that can be found in American cities.

​National Immigrants Day Quotes

Share various quotes on ​National Immigrants Day and let others know more about this day.

“A simple way to take the measure of a country is to look at how many want in. And how many want out.”― Tony Blair

“Most of the time it’s not the Europeans who belittle us. What happens when we look at them is that we belittle ourselves. When we undertake the pilgrimage, it’s not just to escape the tyranny at home but also to reach the depths of our souls. The day arrives when the guilty must return to save those who could not find the courage to leave.”― Orhan Pamuk, Snow

“The happy and powerful do not go into exile, and there are no surer guarantees of equality among men than poverty and misfortune.”― Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

“Dat’s what they say of this country back home, Kath: ‘America, the land of milk and honey.’ Bot they never tell you the milk’s gone sour and the honey’s stolen.”― Andre Dubus III, House of Sand and Fog

“I believe Western culture — rule of law, universal suffrage, etc. — is preferable to Arab culture: that’s why there are millions of Muslims in Scandinavia, and four Scandinavians in Syria. Follow the traffic. I support immigration, but with assimilation.”― Mark Steyn

“Your life depends on a random stranger who could kill you, will probably disrespect you, and will most likely pay you much less than you deserve. But even those prospects are better than the ones you used to have. This is the life of Los jornaleros – the day labourers.”― Gustavo Arellano, Ask a Mexican

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